It's not easy to achieve an elegant, tasteful restaurant ambiance without appearing formal and stuffy, but Alcaparra has pulled off this trick with aplomb. Much use is made of crisp white linen, and the vast windows flood the place with light to create an inviting place for drinking and dining. Located in the heart of residential Flamengo, this is a popular spot with local business people as well as couples looking for a chic yet affordable eatery, and the contemporary international dishes (the main accent is on Europe, with a few Brazilian twists) are as refined and tasteful as the decor. One of the most popular orders is the green and white potato gnocchi with Gorgonzola sauce and almonds, and lunchtime diners can walk it all off afterward with a stroll around the nearby Parque do Flamengo.
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- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard
- Nearest Train: Largo do Machado